National Philoptochos Society
To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions." Click here to read more...
Beloved National Board, Chapter Presidents and Stewards of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society,
Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! I greet you in thanksgiving as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We are invited to “Come and Receive the Light.” During Great and Holy Lent we walk together towards the sacred mystery of unconditional love found in the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord marking the emergence from darkness.
“Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!” (Luke 24:1-6)
Women Leaders of the Church Lecture
Hellenic College/Holy Cross
March 26, 2013
President Aphrodite Skeadas was the featured speaker at the Women Leaders of the Church Lecture on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in the Archbishop Iakovos Library and Resource Center Reading Room at Hellenic College Holy Cross.
The lecture was sponsored by the Office of Vocation and Ministry.
|Women Leaders of the Church Lecture
Hellenic College / Holy Cross
March 26, 2013
|Trisagion Prayers for Boston
Marathon Victims at Hellenic College Holy Cross
Talking To Your Children About Violent Events
Although we would like to protect our children from hearing about events like the Boston Marathon bombings, the school or movie theater shootings in Newtown, CT and Aurora, CO the repeated images and reporting on television and internet postings don’t allow this. But what we can do is talk about these events to our children to help them understand what happened and to help them cope with their emotions in a healthy manner. For suggested steps to help you appropriately address the questions, concerns and feelings of anxiety that your children may have, please click here.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
In the aftermath of the most trying, terrifying and damaging week where regions of our country were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, I greet you with much pain and yet with the certainty that God’s love for us is ever present.
In order to coordinate our efforts to assist the victims of this storm, the National Philoptochos Society has established the National Philoptochos Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Please make best efforts to assist and send your contributions big or small to the National Philoptochos Society, 7 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 marked for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund or donate here.
National Philoptochos Prayer
His Grace Bishop Sevastianos, National Philoptochos Advisor, offered the delegates and all Philoptochos members the Philoptochos Prayer for all meetings and gatherings.